Four-time Emmy-nominated Connie Britton ("Nashville," "Friday Night Lights," "Spin City," "24," "The West Wing") will appear as Victoria Lasseter in Lionsgate’s action comedy film American Ultra
. The film started production earlier this month.
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X
) and written by Max Landis (Chronicle
and the upcoming Frankenstein
), American Ultra
stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins.
A PalmStar/Likely Story/Circle of Confusion production, the film is produced by Anthony Bregman (Begin Again
, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
), Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert ("The Walking Dead") and Britton Rizzio, with Ray Angelic as executive producer.
is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent in a government program created by Victoria Lasseter (Britton). In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions and Eda Kowan, SVP of Acquisitions, is overseeing the project on behalf of Lionsgate. FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales.